MALE CONTRACEPTION - It's close, but can men be trusted?
Science is ever moving forward. Sometimes it accidentally solves problems (I’m looking at you Viagra and Penicillin) and other times, researches spend a lifetime trying to find the answer to a problem.
For all of history, both far back and more recent, the burden of birth control has mainly rested on the shoulders of the sex singularly tasked with also handling the birth. Men have condoms, but in the last few decades women have had general access to a pill that will stop the production of eggs. It’s not without it’s side effects, both good and bad, but it generally works and we all say amen. But it’s expensive, sometimes hard to get depending on your race or location, and lots of women don’t want to put harsh hormones into a body that most people don’t understand to begin with.
But guys suck. They don’t pull out when they say (because generally whilst orgasming, men can’t even see, let alone time an accurate maneuver before giving over to the bliss.) And others are just shitty because they don’t give a damn.
So with the recently published advances in male contraception, a question arises: Would men use it? And the follow up question is would the use it reliably enough to be trust-worthy?
Women don’t generally trust a man will pull out (and if they do, they are weighing a TON of circumstances and rationalizations). So can a woman really be expected to trust a man when he says, “I’ve taken the pill today and every day for the last 45 days.”
Not to pile on, but if you pay attention to the comedians, men are bad at tons of things that come easily to women. General hygiene. Remembering simple tasks. Not being cheating lying sons of bitches. Taking responsibility of their actions.
At the end of the day, the burden and responsibility lands on the female. It’s not fair, but if the man is careless, a liar or even just simply an idiot, (leaving out the statistically likelihood that the male pill isn’t perfect anyway) then the woman is still responsible for the new life growing inside her and what she has to do with it. A man may feel financially or morally responsible, but it doesn’t hold a candle to the female burden.
Let me put it this way. If there was a law that stated that every time my friend and I hang out, I’m responsible for whatever he does when he drinks, you bet your ass I’m slapping every beer from his mouth and probably taking his wallet for good measure. No matter what he says or how many times he HASN’T taken a swing at a bouncer.
Injecting a gel into the balls that stops the tube connecting the balls to the tip is a little more trustworthy, but even then, is it gonna become common practice on Tinder to post a picture of your shaved ball hair and tiny injection scar to prove you did it? Will some lazy guy just fake that too?
You tell me.